Reports have it that three students of Bethel Baptist High School, Kaduna, have escaped from their captors.
An aunt to one of the students, who simply identified herself as Funmi, said the students spent five days roaming inside the forest before they finally met another herder who directed them out of the forest.
She added that one of the escaped students who could recall his father’s phone number borrowed a cell phone and called his father who went to pick them up.
“The children were found around Kasuwar Magani on Sunday evening hours after 28 students of the school were released by the bandits. It was the school management that called my in-law to inform us.”
It had earlier been reported that 28 of the kidnapped students were released by their abductors recently after been held in captivity for the past 20 days.
The news of the students’ release was disclosed by Joseph Hayab, Kaduna state chairman of the Christian Association of Nigerian (CAN).
The students released looked pale while some even struggled to walk, a situation that triggered tears among their parents.
A video of the released students was also published by newsmen earlier in the day.
In the video, the obviously tired and malnourished children were seen disembarking from a bus into the waiting arms of their parents.